About Us

Our Mission
The mission of YYAS is to equip Africa’s brightest young leaders with leadership skills to serve their communities, and an abundance of opportunity to pursue higher education in their home countries, in the US, and beyond. In line with Yale’s mission of educational accessibility, YYAS is free for all students.

Our Vision
The vision of YYAS is to help identify, train, and mentor Africa’s next generation of leaders and engaged citizens. Participants in the YYAS program will emerge with an expanded knowledge base, friendships forged from around the continent, and direct access to Yale student mentors.